Gloucestershire Total Communication actively promotes all methods of communication. Our aim is to ensure a 'common language' is adopted for all people to help make a consistent and positive difference to everybody's lives.
Information, networking and the development of shared resources for a common language are vital.
Our special schools run training which is open to parents, staff in education, health and social services and the community throughout Gloucestershire.
The tools of total communication are:
- body language,
- facial expression,
- objects of reference,
- written words,
- access to modern technology.
Due to changes in the budget in Gloucestershire, regular courses are no longer available. However, training can be bought in from the county special schools on an individual basis. Please contact your nearest special school for advice on what can be offered and costs. Alternatively, email from this website to Helen, who will then contact you.
Gloucestershire is committed to building a learning community where all children and young people are equally respected and able to participate fully in the educational setting of their and their parents' choice.
The Gloucestershire County Council website aims to provide access to a wide range of advice and materials for teachers, parents, and others working with children and young people with SEN, in Gloucestershire.
Information about the range of Special Educational Needs support that is available in Gloucestershire, together with the county's SEN policy, is available from the Gloucestershire County Council website.